“I hope my eyes can see more clearly,” says Yern. “It will be easier to help my family by cooking and cleaning, and go for walks by myself too.”
Meet Yern, a 69-year-old woman from Cambodia. Yern has six children and 16 grandchildren. Our medical partner, Children’s Surgical Center (CSC), shares, “Yern enjoys visiting the pagoda in her free time to listen to the monks pray.”
One year ago, Yern developed cataracts in both eyes. A cataract is a clouding of the lens that is most commonly due to aging. According to CSC, Yern is experiencing “blurred vision, burning, and tearing.” She and her son traveled four hours to visit CSC with hopes of restoring her vision.
For $225, Yern will undergo small incision cataract surgery in both eyes. The surgeon will remove the clouded natural lens of the eye and implant an artificial lens in its place. She will be able to see clearly after the surgery.
Yern’s son shares, “I hope my mother can see clearly again so she can go for walks by herself and I won’t have to worry.”